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25 Spooky Halloween Quotes to Share for Your Holiday Fun

Updated on October 12, 2018
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A Brief Halloween History

The magical date of October 31st - is an amusing day and night, which are celebrated all around the world - it is believed that the holiday originated from the ritualistic Celtic peoples who held an annual festival called Samhain. This ancient pagan celebration involved the lighting of bonfires and intricate costumes to scare away the spirits of the dead.

During the middle ages, Pope Gregory III declared November 1st as All Saints Day, a celebration that coincided with the old practices of Samhain, which began the evening before and came to be known as All Hallows Eve.

In modern day times, Halloween as we know it has evolved into an amusing celebration rather than a holiday centered on spiritual observances of the past. From every corner of the world and walks of life, children and adults and enjoy the time-honored traditions that mark the end of Indian Summer and the coming of Fall with its cooler weather, the dropping of colorful leaves and all that remains of eery stark trees, while children run rampant amid ghoulish streets - trick-or-treating, or happy gatherings of costumed galore and the gluttony of sweets.

To carry on with this fun-filled tradition, listed below are a potpourri of spooky quotes by famous peers collected for your amusement or to share.

Happy Halloween!

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Potion Poison Halloween Scary Horror Spooky Quotes | Source

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"

— Dexter Kozen

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

There is a sacred Horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.

— Victor Hugo

Double, double, toil and trouble; fire, burn; and caldron, bubble.

— William Shakespeare

Bring forth the raisins and the nuts- Tonight All-Hallows' Specter struts Along the moonlit way.

— John Kendrick Bangs
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Jack-o-Lanterns Carved-Pumpkins Halloween Quotes | Source

Every day is Halloween, isn't it?

For some of us.

— Tim Burton

Sometimes fear what is no more to be feared than the things children in the dark hold in

terror and imagine will come true.

— Titus Lucretius Carus

The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over.

— Lewis Black

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,

All are on their rounds tonight;

In the wan moon's silver ray,

Thrives their helter-skelter play

— Joel Benton

This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.

— Conan O'Brien
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Men say that in this midnight hour, the disembodied have power.

— William Motherwell

From ghoulish and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things that go bump in the night,

Good Lord, deliver us!

— Scottish Saying

It's said that All Hallows' Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin - and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.

— Erin Morgenstern

Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say, when all souls come back from the far away - the dead, forgotten this many a day!

— Virna Sheard

'Tis the night — the night of the grave's delight, and the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without the wild winds shout, but no, it is they — it is they.

— Cleveland Coxe
Witch Broom Halloween Magic Quotes
Witch Broom Halloween Magic Quotes | Source

Magic is really very simple, all you've got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.

— Aggie Cromwell "Halloween Town"

The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.

— Midgard Morningstar

He would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.

— Washington Irving

There were a Rattling and Rolling, Groaning, Screeching, and Hissing, such as no Things of this Earth cou'd raise up, and which must needs have come from those Caves that only black Magick can discover, and only the Divell unlock.

— H.P. Lovecraft

'Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.

— William Shakespeare
Raven Crow Night Creepy Darkness Mystical Gloomy Quotes
Raven Crow Night Creepy Darkness Mystical Gloomy Quotes | Source

Perhaps other souls than human are sometimes born into the world and clothed in flesh.

— J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.

— Sophocles

A thick, black cloud swirled before my eyes, and my mind told me that in this cloud, unseen as yet, but about to spring out upon my appalled senses, lurked all that was vaguely horrible, all that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe. Vague shapes swirled and swam amid the dark cloud-bank, each a menace and a warning of something coming, the advent of some unspeakable dweller upon the threshold, whose very shadow would blast my soul.

— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Deep into that darkness peering. Long I stood there, wondering, fearing. Doubting, dreaming dreams, no mortal ever dared dream before.

— Edgar Allen Poe

No trick or treaters came to my house for Halloween. For some reason, people around here are scared of me.

— Glenn Danzig

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© 2018 Ziyena Brazos

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  • ziyena profile imageAUTHOR

    Ziyena Brazos 

    6 days ago from Somewhere in Time ...

    Thank You, Linda ... glad you enjoyed. Cheers

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    Linda Crampton 

    6 days ago from British Columbia, Canada

    These are interesting quotes that are great for creating the Halloween spirit. I'm going to find it hard to get some of them out of my mind!

  • ziyena profile imageAUTHOR

    Ziyena Brazos 

    6 days ago from Somewhere in Time ...

    @ Shannon ... Great for your daughter! I'm a huge Poe fan :) @ Susan ... Thank You, and glad you enjoyed. @ Eric ... Prefer the treat!! @ Your son sounds a bit like me. I go on those all day binges sometimes when I can afford to do nothing ... paranormal junkie. Thank You, Bill. Blessings

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    Shannon Henry 

    6 days ago from Texas

    Nice collection you have here. I'm not so much into horror as I used to be. When I was little I loved to read thriller and horror novels. Now my daughter is very much into these things. She wants to read Stephen King, but I think I'll introduce her to Christopher Pike and RL Stine instead and gear it a little more for teens since she's only a preteen. This also reminds me of the "Hocus Pocus" movie I loved when I was her age, although that movie isn't scary.

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    Susan Hazelton 

    6 days ago from Sunny Florida

    Terrific quotes and images. I especially like the quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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    Eric Dierker 

    6 days ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

    Oh yes! my boy and I will read this today. What evil lurks in the hearts of men.

    Double, double, toil and trouble; fire, burn; and caldron bubble.

    — William Shakespeare

    Let's get all mystical. And scared. Today we spoke of the "trick" in trick or treat.

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    Bill Holland 

    6 days ago from Olympia, WA

    My son, who is 34, still loves Halloween. He watches one horror movie per night for the entire month of October. :) Fun holiday for sure...loved the quotes, my friend.

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